APsaA Mourns Lee Jaffe, Ph.D.

On June 20, 2021, psychoanalysis lost one of its finest people when Lee Jaffe, Ph.D. passed away at his home, surrounded by his family. His wife, Susan Jaffe said Lee died "peacefully." 

APsaA President Bill Glover said Lee "met his end with grace and fortitude," and that Lee's passing is "a big loss for APsaA, his family and for those of us who worked with him over the years in so many roles."

During Pandemic, Analysts Offer Hope to Colleagues

Gillian Isaacs Russell (left) and Gennifer Lane Briggs (right) receiving APsaA's Distinguished Service Award via Zoom

Throughout the pandemic, psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals faced enormous pressure but thanks to a peer support program spearheaded by two analysts, many found healing and hope.

Juneteenth and the APsaA Community

Dorothy Holmes, Ph.D. is Chair of APsaA's Holmes Commission on Racial Equality

Photo of Dorothy Evans Holmes, Ph.D., Chair of APsaA's Holmes Commission on Racial Equality

June 17, 2021

By Bill Glover, Ph.D., President, the American Psychoanalytic Association

Dr. Jay Kwawer Receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Jay Kwawer, Ph.D. APsaA Distinguished Service Award 2021


June 15, 2021 New York, NY

New Video Resource for Mental Health Professionals

The American Psychoanalytic Association's COVID-19 Advisory Team answers many important questions for psychoanalyists and others during these transitional times in a new APsaA Roundtable released this week.

The APsaA Roundtable: To Open or Not to Open? is featured on the APsaA YouTube Channel.

Five leading psychoanalysts and APsaA members shared their insights in this engaging format, answering the following questions that are top of mind as practioners make decisions about returning to in-person work.

Dr. Herbert S. Gross Receives 2021 Distinguished Service Award

Herbert S. Gross, MD 2021 APsaA Distinguished Service Award

June 9, 2021 New York, NY 

Herbert S. Gross, MD, a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in Rockville, Maryland was awarded a 2021 Distinguished Service Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

In receiving this award, Dr. Gross is recognized for his nearly half-century of service to APsaA on behalf of patients, our mental health communities and the psychoanalytic field. 

APsaA Denounces Court Decision on Conversion Therapy


New York, NY - November 25, 2020 - The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) denounces the recent decision in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which voided local Florida laws designed to protect minors from the dangerous and fraudulent practice of conversion therapy.

APsaA Calls for Moral Leadership


New York, NY - October 13, 2020 - With a critical election weeks away, the American Psychoanalytic Association is calling on its members to vote for candidates who uphold psychoanalytic values and demonstrate moral leadership. The Association’s President and President-elect have issued the following statement to its 3,000 members: